Environmental Quality Programs Specialist II

  • Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
  • Lincoln, NE, United States
  • Mar 12, 2017
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science/Engineering

Job Description


Under general supervision, conduct observation of air emission performance tests and relative accuracy test audits at state and federally regulated facilities across the State of Nebraska. Other primary duties will include reviewing the air emission performance test results and preparing reports related to the performance test results. Also reviewing draft permits, conduct file review and assist air compliance inspectors.

 Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Flexible Schedules – After 6 month probationary period 10 hour workdays may be available.

Examples of Work

*Conduct field observation of air emission performance test at state and federally regulated facilities across the State of Nebraska. Assuring the performance test is performed in accordance with state and federal rules.
*Conduct field observation of relative accuracy test audits (RATA) performed at state and federally regulated facilities across the State of Nebraska. Assuring the RATA is performed in accordance with state and federal rules.
*Conduct a review of the air emission performance test report and compare to applicable state permits and federal rules.
*Conduct a review of the RATA test report and compare to applicable state permits and federal rules. *Conduct inspections of pollution or contamination sources and determines compliance with state and federal regulations and permit conditions.
*Conduct reviews and makes recommendations for approval or denial of permits, certifications, facility plans, environmental impact statements, etc.; conducts compliance evaluations of permitted facilities to ensure continued conformance with permit provisions.
*Writes, edits and reviews technical papers and reports to respond to inquiries and complaints and to provide data required or requested by federal, state and local agencies, the professional community or the general public.
*Writes, reviews and revises regulations, technical guidelines and proposed legislation to establish State standards in response to new standards recognized in the professional community and/or required by federal standards.
*Analyzes data, statistics, charts and tables to prepare reports, technical papers or correspondence for presentation to the general public and/or the regulated community.
*Meet with federal, State and local government representatives and the general public to explain environmental quality program policies and programs.
*Testify at hearings as an expert witness to verify observations and conclusions from data collection and interpretation as required in legal actions. *Collect environmental quality data as necessary to meet program objectives.
*Review EPA guidance documents, memorandums, Federal Register notices, federal and State regulations, professional journals and trade magazines to keep abreast of emerging issues.
*Participates as part of a team to prepare and present environmental seminars, events, workshops and public information sessions that aid in the education of the public regarding environmental regulations and policies.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Science Degree in the physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field consistent with the duties of the position, including soil science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and biology, AND one year of fulltime professional experience in a related field, consistent with the duties of the position.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent transportation; Overnight travel 5 – 10%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Selected candidate is subject to a physical exam and screening along with participation in the agency's medical monitoring program. Ability to lift 30 pounds; must able to work in highest as high as 400 feet on an occasion; must be able to climb ladders, bend, and work in outdoor temperature extremes; must be able to walk on uneven terrains and steep slopes to accomplish tasks; Regular and reliable attendance required. Knowledge of: the principles of ecology, geology and hydrology; biological, physical and chemical sciences; statistical and analytical methods; word processing, spreadsheet and database management computer software Skill in: communicating with individuals and groups with varying technical backgrounds to collect and relay information; listening to and understanding others; prioritizing workloads; using analytical judgment to make decisions; public speaking and providing presentations. Ability to: learn and apply local, State and federal environmental laws, regulations and standards; learn, apply and uphold agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials and with the general public; read and interpret data to draw conclusions and prepare reports and technical papers; use computers and other tools for data storage and analysis.

Closing 3/24/2017 11:59 PM Central

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Government- State/Provincial


$22.10 Hourly

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